2016 Ford Mustang
The 2016 Ford Mustang comes with a choice of four engines, the standard 3.7-liter V-6 produces 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque and delivers an EPA-rated 19/27 mpg with a six-speed automatic and 17/28 mpg with a six-speed manual transmission. The available 310-hp, 320-lb-ft of torque 2.3-liter I-4 engine has a fuel economy rating of 21/31 mpg with a six-speed automatic and 22/31 mpg with a six-speed manual. The most powerful non-Shelby engine is the 5.0-liter V-8 that churns out 435 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque and delivers 16/25 mpg with a six-speed automatic and 15/25 mpg with a six-speed manual. The Shelby GT350 Mustang is equipped with a high-revving 526-hp, 429-lb-ft of torque 5.2-liter V-8 and is rated at 14/21 mpg with the only transmission available, a six-speed manual. The convertible variants are equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and deliver 20/29 mpg with the 2.3-liter turbocharged I-4 and 15/23 mpg with the 5.0-liter V-8.
The 526-hp 5.2-liter V-8 found in the Shelby GT350 and GT350R is the first-ever V-8 from Ford that uses a flat plain crankshaft, an architecture normally found in racing cars or exotic European sports cars. Helping stop the Shelby are 15.5-inch rotors clamped by Brembo six-piston calipers in the front and four-piston calipers in the rear. The standard 19-inch wheels are 10.5-inches wide in front and 11.0-inches in the rear and wrapped by Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires custom made for the GT350. Another first for the automaker is the first-ever use of MagneRide dampers on a Ford production vehicle. The magnetorheological damper system can adjust each damper independently every 10 milliseconds for maximum performance. Compared to the base Mustang, the aluminum hood has been lowered and slightly sloped in order to improve aerodynamics and front and rear aero goodies have been balanced to work together and improve traction.